Monthly Archives: May 2012

H-1B CAP COUNT AND PREDICTION (5/25/2012)

According to the USCIS, as of May 25, 2012, the agency has received 48,400 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 17,500 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. We predict that the … Continue reading

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USCIS LAUNCHES ONLINE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, USCIS ELIS

According to a USCIS News Release:  ” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched the first phase of its electronic immigration benefits system, known as USCIS ELIS. The system has been created to modernize the process for filing and … Continue reading

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USCIS TO CENTRALIZE FILING AND ADJUDICATION FOR CERTAIN WAIVERS OF INADMISSABILITY IN THE UNITED STATES

According to USCIS News Release:  “Beginning June 4, 2012, individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. Consular Officer, will be able to mail requests to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility directly … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (5/18/2012)

According to the USCIS, as of May 18, 2012, the agency has received 42,000 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 16,000 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. On a related note, … Continue reading

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USCIS ISSUES PRECEDENT DECISION ON P-3 NONIMMIGRANT PETITION

According to a USCIS News Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) today issued a binding precedent decision addressing the term “culturally unique” and its significance in the adjudication of petitions for performing artists and entertainers.” … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (5/11/2012)

According to the USCIS, as of May 11, 2012, the agency has received 36.700 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 14.800 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. Please visit our firm’s … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2012

The Visa Bulletin for June 2012 is now available. The EB-2 categories for India and China are unavailable until October 1, 2012, the start of the new fiscal year. Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and check … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (5/4/2012)…HALF WAY THERE!

According to the USCIS, as of May 4, 2012, the agency has received 32,500 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2013 and 13,700 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. Please visit our firm’s … Continue reading

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DHS ANNOUNCES RE-DESIGNATION AND 18-MONTH EXTENSION OF DESIGNATION OF SOMALIA FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS

According to a USCIS News Release:  “Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and has extended the existing TPS designation for Somalia from Sept. 18, 2012 through March 17, 2014, allowing eligible nationals … Continue reading

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USCIS IS NOW ON FACEBOOK

The USCIS has announced that is is now on Facebook. Please visit our firm’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com and check out our page and “like” us on Facebook!

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